The holiday season for most of us means joyful family gatherings. However, for others, it will be just more days and nights of loneliness and poverty. If you want to share some of your holiday spirit by volunteering, contact agencies that provide helpful services for the homeless and others in need.
The most well known are the Red Cross and Salvation Army, with holiday help programs extending from your hometown, the USA and to many areas in the world your travels may take you. Also check with www.seniorcorps.org. It specifically informs retirees and other older volunteers about such services they can join as foster grandparent and senior companion programs.